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Do Lab Introductions Matter for Electrical Engineering Students?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity. Uppsala University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to improve the experience and results of the laboratory work for first-year electrical engineering students, a lab introduction was introduced in a basic electrical engineering course. An increase in students who took the laboratory as well as the theoretical exam was observed when there was a lab introduction in 2018, compared to 2017. Marginally more students passed the laboratory exam, while significantly more students failed the theoretical exam. The students who participated in the lab introduction answered in a survey that they thought the course should have a lab introduction. Before implementing the lab introduction, some students who took the course in 2017, answered in a survey that they were positive to introducing a lab introduction and what they thought it should contain. A major part of the new lab introduction was based on their answers. It contained presenting the lab rules, but was also supposed to make the student reflect upon how they work with preparatory tasks and the labs. Compared to other studies on engineering students, this one looks at the perception of students who just started at the university.

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Luleå, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Engineering education, Electrical engineering, Laboratory, Student perspective
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Didactics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-401861DiVA, id: diva2:1384179
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7:e utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-09

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